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Good luck with that project Paco. I live in Cuenca Castilla La Mancha. I've attracted the attention of the police when riding my EUC - we have several roads that are shared between vehicles and pedestrians, and the police told me off for riding on one such road, and told me to go on the pavement - but people are walking on the road and pavement. There are other roads where there isn't a separate pavement - am I supposed to carry my wheel up such roads?

The other thing I worry about is, in the future there's bound to be accidents where someone's wheel goes out of control and hits someone or a car. It's so easy to have a false sense of security, which is what happened to me, and my wheel went out of control, but thankfully no third-party was involved. So I now ride my wheel with a strap when near pedestrians or vehicles. 

So I think people need guidelines and recommendations before learning the hard way. So I'm pleased with your initiative. Suerte:)

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Bigdata meets EUCs !!

In order to help analysis, it would be useful to be able, for each path segment, whether you ride on roadway, bicycle lane or sidewalk. I mean that knowing that the EUCist drove at 16km/h is interesting but, on the pavement is not the same as on the sidewalk in terms of threats to pedestrians.

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On 10/1/2017 at 10:16 PM, Gil said:

Bigdata meets EUCs !!

In order to help analysis, it would be useful to be able, for each path segment, whether you ride on roadway, bicycle lane or sidewalk. I mean that knowing that the EUCist drove at 16km/h is interesting but, on the pavement is not the same as on the sidewalk in terms of threats to pedestrians.

Agree but it is really difficult without user help. One posiblility is to add a "sidewalk/pavement" switch in the application that also activates different speed alarm. sidewalk alarm is general for all wheels.

I have some documentation about driving style for cars (digesting it :() It uses :

- Accelerations / Decelerations

- Fast Turns

 

I think fast turns is useless to us but accelerations/deccelerations could be a good and easy to get indicator.

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It was pure brainstorming... The sidewalk/pavement switch would be more accurate but would rarely be used (not safe...). Accelerations/decelerations can only be considered as a clue. In my town, sidewalks are very large and almost desert by night. My driving is smoother on those side-walks than on most pavements.

One idea could be that some very involved contributors would produce a video along technical logs. With a few tens of those videos you could produce a very very good behaviour analysis.  

Concerning speed alarms, generally speaking, I think that we must not mix data collection features and every day features. If the app changes speed alarms on side-walks, it will influence the rider's behaviour, then bias your analysis (Heisenberg uncertainty principle at work !!!).

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